Kinetic Introduces Ergonomic Twenty20 Water Bottle Cage

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Quick – you’re reaching for your bottle. What hand do you use? According to Kinetic, if you’re like most riders you favor a particular hand, likely your dominant one. That begs the question, if you’re constantly grabbing the bottle from one side of the frame, why do most bottle cages only have the split located dead center on the frame? Filed in the category of why didn’t I think of that, the new Kinetic Twenty20 water bottle cage addresses that very issue.

Simple, affordable, and light, the Twenty20 cage may have you rethinking your current bottle holders…

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Called Twenty20, the name derives from the fact that each cage has three different mounting configurations. The standard centered option is still there, but the Twenty20 adds two mounting positions, each clocked 20 degrees away from center. Depending on which way you grab for your bottle you can mount the cage to your preference. The new angle of the cage makes removing and reinserting the bottle easier, which should mean less chance of dropped bottles on your ride.

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Offered in four colors, black, red, Kinetic green, and white, the cages come in at 38 grams thanks to their composite construction. Available now, the Twenty20 cages retail for $15 a piece.

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joenomad
joenomad
7 years ago

Although not a bad offering, but not the first for side entry bottle cages. Blackburn has been making a sliding cage for some time now and many others that work for flipping between right and left entry.

farneybuster
farneybuster
7 years ago

but how well will it hold in my bottle when i bouncing down rocky drops on my steel hardtail?

J35T3R
J35T3R
7 years ago

Faulty design, gonna mess up my aero. 😉

Superb
Superb
7 years ago

what a cool product

J
J
7 years ago

Interesting way of doing it, but will be hard to best the Arundel sideloader and flip flop cages

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Side loading cages have been a thing for a while. However there’s not many so its always nice to see more! Us tiny people on tiny frames definitely appreciate it.

Brad
Brad
7 years ago

I just moved over to an Arundel Sideloader on the downtube and have been happier with it. It’s a small thing, but a potential improvement most people probably haven’t considered.

David Lewis
David Lewis
7 years ago

Another design worth considering is the Vincero Designs one, in which there is no traditional cage at all, and the bottle and mount incorporate rare-earth magnets. http://vincero-design.com/.

Sevo
Sevo
7 years ago

Beautiful cage and solid design. Score.

Ventruck
Ventruck
7 years ago

For me, the green is the biggest draw. Now I’m looking up green cages in general.

'Merika
'Merika
7 years ago

The Specialized Zee Cages are awesome.

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nathanb
nathanb
7 years ago

I think everyone missed out on the fact that this is not a side load cage. It is a tradition top load with an angled mounting.

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

In a world ever finer variations (high pressure pump! High volume pump! Tiny travel pump! This pump seats tubeless tires! Etc…) this is great for bike shops. No need for a left entry, right entry, and traditional cage. One does it all. I kind of can’t believe no one thought is this sooner.

DJ
DJ
7 years ago

Using a SKS Slidecage Bottle Cage here for my unconventional frame. The Slidecage can be mounted for ( right, left or center ) however you like, but it isn’t limited to holes like the 20/20. The bottle can be pulled out on an angle in addition to being side loaded.
They are less than $10 and the best part is I’ve never lost a bottle yet.

What?
What?
7 years ago

I use both hands, depending on how I feel. That is why most cages are in the middle.

Except on my AM bike that only has room for a side load cage.

Star
Star
7 years ago

I also use 2 hands and have a huge bottle. If this lets me grab it easier, and prevents me from dropping my bottle or spouting prematurely, I’d buy one. Glad to see it can swing right or left.

Sam
Sam
7 years ago

seems awkward to always have your bottle off center in the bike, I feel like I would lose bottle by hitting it with my leg.

Jason from Kinetic
Jason from Kinetic
7 years ago

The cage is still centered on the tube, it isn’t off-center. I probably should have clarified that sooner. It is essentially rotating the cage around the center of the bottle.